Kaeng Krachan Birding (1) Nana Resort

When: November 2022 Weather 20 to 30C

Nikon P900, Nikon P950, Leica Q, Leica M11/35mm Summilux

After our meeting in Bangkok(BKK), we spent two nights at the Nana resort just outside Kaeng Krachan(KK) National Park, a 3 hour drive from Bangkok. Just an hour outside BKK, we stopped for lunch at an unpretentious but very good seafood restaurant called Daeng Seafood restaurant….as good as it was unexpected! We had a veritable feast at very reasonable charges…

Daeng Seafood restaurant, apparently former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra dines here regularly
wonderful prawn dish….don’t miss this restaurant if your’re driving to KKNP

Replete, we drove on another 1.5 hours to the KK Park area where we arrived at the Nana resort, our home for the 2 nights…the greenery around us boded well for the birding….

Nana Resort Kaeng Krachan, nicer than we expected!
A beautiful river runs alongside the resort and the sight of several oriental pied hornbills in flight over the river was a welcome sight. They were also commonly seen around the resort
Oriental Pied Hornbills were easily seen
the resort grounds were pleasant enough with a butterfly enclosure
which housed some lovely butterflies
Red collared doves were plentiful in the evening light
chinese pond heron
green bee eater
Siamese pied starling
streak eared bulbul
at breakfast the next morning, this beautiful Black Baza watched over us from afar
his mate wasn’t far away
Sooty headed bulbul

Barn swallows

So this was a reasonable start to our stay in Nana Resort and a few birds before the serious birding started the next day….

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